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Bully King

(Kings of High Court College #1)

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  1,152 ratings  ·  347 reviews
High Court College isn't for everyone. And the secret society that meets deep in the woods is even more exclusive. Only a select few will get in during the summer rush--and Cadee Hunter wants to be one of them. Too bad it's Cooper Valcourt's mission to make sure she fails.

Bully boys.
Arrogant tyrants.
Blue-blood bastards.
Call them whatever you want.
Around here, we just c
Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 466 pages
Published August 5th 2020 by Science Future Press (first published July 30th 2020)
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Sex, Lies and Secret Societies!

It makes perfect sense that J.A. Huss can do great Bully romance! Many of her other books contain entitled alpha males and we know that she can do terrific and complex storylines, and this book lived up to my expectations. The characters were terrific. I never knew who was telling the truth and who was lying and what their intentions were in the things they were doing.

The Hero, Christopher “Cooper” Valcourt is seen at first to be a rich spoiled jerk and my opinion
Christopher Cooper Valcourt was a rich spoiled a-hole. His motives all over the book was trouble. Frustated with his misbehaving shenanigans, his father holds off money/luxuries and was told to cooperate.
Cadee Hunter was recently orphaned. After her father died she and her mother moved into an attic apartment above the college. Her mothers sudden death left her suddenly homeless and without her belongings.

Cooper and his best friends Ax and Lars have a history with Cadee. Pretending to be her f
Villains Do It Better
Anyone else seeing all the drama on FB👀👀 this is a note to myself to never buy this author's books ...more
Aug 09, 2020 rated it did not like it
I have nothing except one star to give to this fabulous book right here.
Spoilers and rants🚦

I don't why I keep doing this to myself like I hate bully romances but I keep giving them chances upon chances hoping this would the turning point where i can finally say; hey that wasn't so bad now, was it?

Seriously, what was I even expecting. If you are like me who can barely manage a doormat heroine then just back off right now. The positive review will only divert your opinion. But mine can push you
Just Another Perfectionist
*ARC received in exchange for an honest review*

"Bully King" by J.A. Huss is the first book in the Kings of High Court College duet.
It's marked as bully, NA romance, though I can't really see how any type of actual romance would happen between anyone.
DNF at 20%:

- To where I made it, the story reminded me too much of The Hunter, to a point the fact the heroine's last name is actually Hunter triggered some unpleasant flashbacks to that mess of a book. Some similarities, I can't be bothered to lis
Jo - •.★Reading Is My Bliss★.•
I had no idea what to expect when I began reading this story and it would be fair to say I said WTF out loud a hell of a lot! I’m not familiar with ‘rushing.’ I know it’s an American college thing but no such thing exists in the country I live in.

This is a story about rich, entitled, spoilt teenagers who believe college should be run by an elitist group of students, themselves, and everyone else has to obey the rules to survive their college years. As if there isn’t enough pressure on them leavi
Beneath The Covers Blog
Aug 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs, alison, 2020-reads
4 1/2 stars

Cooper Valcourt, King, arrogant, downright a-hole had little Cadee in his sights for a long time. He was indeed King bully for sure. If you thought you read “bully” themed books before, this one takes the cake. There were times while I was reading when I thought, “wtf is this guys problem.” So of course, I was drawn to him. I wanted to know what made him tick and what made him hate Cadee so much.

Cadee Hunter was not like the rest of them stuck up rich spoiled brats. She came from no m
Keri Loves Books
Jul 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
A society for the rich and powerful. You’ll be forced to leave your morals at the door. You’ll be stripped down and have your will taken from you. All in the name of power.

Cadee has just suffered a great loss. Living at an elite school while her mother worked there, left her a spectator of the rich and powerful. Being homeschooled left her with no friends and no real connections. Her life is uncertain, until the Chairman offers her a new future.

The Fang and Feather Summer Rush has arrived. Cadee
OK,let me start with that I had so much expectations before reading this book ( yes ,i did read the blurb)and boy was I disappointed. It´s not a bully romance ,I repeat it´s not a bully romance.
What it is; rich kids taking advantage of a minor/poor/introvert girl that is mourning the death of her father and there is even sexual assault from named rich kids towards this girl, that will leave you with an unpleasant feeling. I`v read many bully romance through the years and the common link in those
Lady Raven RAVE!

Style: Dark Bully Romance
Story: 2/5
Enjoyment: 2/5
Dark Level: 1.5/5
Sexual Level:
Triggers: Yes
Violence: No
Male: Spoil & Annoying
Series: No
Pages: 466
Audio: Guy/Good - Girl/Ok
Kindle Unlimited: Yes

I have little to say on this book. I just could not relate with the story, or its characters. For me personally, it was not for me. It has nothing to do with it being dark or bully romance. I think it was the dynamics of it. Cadee, I didn’t even connect with her. Cooper, just seems spoil and a
Oct 13, 2020 marked it as to-read
Shelves: freebie
🎁 Kings of High Court College Series (2 book series) is FREE on Amazon today (10/13/2020)! 🎁
32% DNF....No can do! Not even going to waste anymore of my time....I can just tell that this book is going to have me yelling out loud...
“you dumb bitch!” lol.....

I should’ve known better, because I know JA Huss is known to make her FMC mistake.

I need a FMC to some what stick up for herself and Cadee Hunter wasn’t one of those females...she had no back bone whatsoever...This book wasn’t for me...

Positive note tho..... I love both narrator’s for the audiobook. Jacob Morgan is one
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This was such a unique bully book. It is very hard to find refreshing books and new premises in this subgenre. But J. A. Huss did it. I had such a blast reading this book.
Cooper was such a brat of a character. In the first few chapters he really was the bully king. Add a secret society and a girl meant to be used as a mean to an end, you have a unique read.
Cadee was such a great character. She was so badass in her own way and I loved how she stood her ground against Cooper and his gang.
There wer
Jan 05, 2021 rated it liked it
Took me a while to get behind the h's stupidity. If you can overlook that, then it's pretty good. But it is a classic case of girl-running-into-burning-building because she's oh-so invincible. ...more
This is one Page Turner of a Book! Christopher “Cooper” Valcourt is one of The Kings of High Court, along with Lars and Ax. He is the “Heir” to the college of sorts but after a bit of trouble, he gets stuck having to run the Fang and Feather Summer Rush. He is Trouble with a capital T and has his sights set on tormenting Cadee Hunter, But why? They grew up in conflicting worlds but are they truly that different? What is the real story behind the hate? Everything Isn’t all black and white in this ...more
Kitty Thomas
Aug 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
WOW. LOVED this so much. I don't really want to say anything about this book because I don't want to spoil anything for anyone. I've never read a bully romance before. I'm not sure if others are like this, but this was amazing. There is one other book, coming out September 2nd and I can't wait for it to come out! ...more
Aug 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, tour
Bully King is a contemporary, new adult, bully romance with a bit of second chance trope. This is my first read from the author and I was really looking forward to reading it. Cooper and his friends was the perfect bully in my opinion. What I'm struggling a tad was the development of romance between Cadee and Cooper. I felt that I was missing the chemistry. I know that they have history and were sort of dating before the "incident" that changed everything. But somehow, I couldn't relate and root ...more
Steph Lee
Aug 14, 2020 rated it did not like it
Terrible and degrading

****Spoilers ****
This is the worst book I've ever read. A girl who enjoys being degraded and having foursomes. How can she be a heroine?? She's filthy with low self esteem that's not even found by the end of the book. I dont understand how anyone can like or enjoy this book. There's nothing romantic about it. There's even a part she's molested and poked at while what is the supposed hero of the book participates and watches. What a sick read. I'm disgusted
Rina's Reads
Aug 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wow, wow, WOW!
Absolutely amazing.
Soo much angst, longing, loving and lies - my head was left spinning!
What are they going to do next?
Who did that?
Why is she different?
Cadee and Cooper were fantastic. I really enjoyed their relationship- the banter, the history, the hate, the steam.
So so good!
Aug 23, 2020 added it
DNF 12%

To properly appreciate this book I needed to be in the mood for sexy humiliation of a heroine and I just wasn’t getting it.

And at 12% I haven’t given it much of an opportunity, but I wasn’t getting into how hateful the hero was, and it’s pointed out that he’s weak and stupid in the first few pages when he loses a battle of wits with his father. It establishes a clear need for a character journey, to get over his petulance, look outside his own needs and grow up, but I couldn’t find anyth
Not much of a fan of this one and I can't stand Cooper OR Cadee - they annoy me equally. I honestly can't say that I like any characters in this book; however, I will continue on because I'm curious. Maybe some of them will surprise me in book 2. Seriously scratching my head right now in confusion though. Too many secrets and trying to get everything straight in my head. ...more
Layla Lily
DNF 55% I refuse to trudge through this steaming pile of shit any longer. This book is barley enjoyable. I feel like some authors forget this but you actually can make an asshole hero a good person that can be redeemed. You can make a strong heroine without making her roll over and impersonate a doormat. (And yes, Cadee had her good moments where she didn't take any shit from the "bully gang" or whatever they're called, and I respect that and don't dislike her as much as Cooper because of that.) ...more
Oh, boy.
I’m able to enjoy an angsty, convoluted plot once in while, but on the condition that character development is present.
Nothing rips me out of the story faster than inconsistent characters, who just react to stuff, stumble onto important info, and then it’s all over, with a bow on top.

One minute they loathe each other, the next she ruminates over how the awful jerk-face who makes her life hell is “really a good guy”, while said guy feels “protective” over the girl he just called a worth
Aug 06, 2020 rated it did not like it
I really didn’t like this book! It was soo confusing! If someone asked me what this book was about and who ended up with who. I would not be able to tell you
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'Bully king' is the first novel of a Duet by the best selling author J.A. Huss. Told in dual perspectives , this book was one brutal bully Romance!!

I feel gutted. I have no other words to explain my emotions , except this feeling of my heart being plucked out of my chest by this freaking author!! This book is one dark bully romance, I am warning you guys! The things these boys do to the girls will have you gulping back shudders… In the start


All of this is one wild fucking ride from beginning to end.

I couldn't put it down, I didn't want to stop.

I had to know what in the hell was happening at High Court.

And what secrets were being kept?

It was a rush. A wild ride that left me spinning right up until the end.
Caroline F
This book was everything you might expect a dark, bully romance from this author to be!

"Secrets. That's the currency of the uber-rich. We deal in secrets. And she's flush with secrets right now."

Cooper Valcourt is one of the old blue bloods that rule the school, college and town. Cadee Hunter is not. They have history though. When they are thrown together for the summer, things are fraught with mistrust, hate, humiliation and lust. There are layers upon layer of secrets and mystery to be uncove
 V. Simran
Jul 21, 2020 marked it as to-read
Now that’s what am talking about 😍 JA Huss writing bully romance 😍🤤
So eager to get my hands on this one. 😃

"Do you know what your problem is, Christopher?” ~~ EVERYTHING.

At the very least, the twit needs a lobotomy and reprogramming to become human. I had high hopes for Cooper and Cadee in this new series, but it was simply not to be.

Bully romances are wired straight to my brain. It may be cliché, but a sexy, rich, and spoiled-rotten bully targeting an outcast girl with nowhere to turn makes me rub my little hands in glee. I am
Courtenay Bennett
Jul 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Here’s some solid advice: don’t start a book at 9.30pm.
Here’s some even better advice: NEVER start a JA Huss book at 9.30pm.
Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
Needless to say, I burned through 60% before I finally forced myself to put it down and go to sleep.
Enemies to lovers/bully romance may be my favourite tropes ever. I’m not sure what that says about me, but hey. I like what I like. Combine that with the incredible story-telling and world-building genius of Julie, and this was a recipe for inst
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J.A. Huss never wanted to be a writer and she still dreams of that elusive career as an astronaut. She originally went to school to become an equine veterinarian but soon figured out they keep horrible hours and decided to go to grad school instead. That Ph.D wasn’t all it was cracked up to be (and she really sucked at the whole scientist thing), so she dropped out and got a M.S. in forensic toxic ...more

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